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Esophageal cancer screening: Unnecessary, Expensive, Harmful?

“A group of U.S. internal medicine doctors today recommended limiting esophageal cancer screening to people with chronic heartburn who have additional, more severe symptoms…” Do you have

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Reduce Toxicity, Enhance the Efficacy of Esophageal Cancer Therapy

The role of neoadjuvant therapy in the treatment of locally advanced esophageal carcinoma still remains controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy

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Early Stage Esophageal Cancer…Safe, Low-risk Strategies

Although esophageal carcinoma is a relatively uncommon cancer in Western countries, there has been a rising incidence of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and increasing mortality due to that disease in

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Life after Esophageal Cancer Surgery aka Esophagectomy

Background: Esophagectomy represents an exemplar of controlled major trauma, with marked metabolic, immunologic, and physiologic changes as well as an associated high incidence of complications. Eicosapentaenoic

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Minimally-Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)-

Researchers have found that early stage cancers of the esophagus can be treated as effectively by less-invasive, organ-sparing endoscopic therapy as compared to more complex surgical removal of the esophagus,

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Reflux Surgery no Guard Against Esophageal Cancer

Patients who have surgery to treat severe heartburn — also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD — continue to have a very high risk of developing cancer of the esophagus even after

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Esophageal Cancer- PET = Accurate Staging

PET has been shown to be the most effective staging modality for the evaluation of distant metastatic disease for patients with esophageal cancer  A cancer diagnosis is nothing without accurate staging.

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Esophageal Cancer and the ‘Asian Glow’

Upon consuming alcoholic beverages, hundreds of millions of people of East Asian ethnicity exhibit a facial flushing reaction that is more commonly referred to as the “Asian glow.” The majority

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GERD: Common Medications Increasing Severity

Certain medications and dietary supplements can irritate the lining of your esophagus, causing heartburn pain, and others can increase the severity of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a

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Barrett’s Esophagus Therapies- Pros and Cons

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a drug and device therapy using photosensitizer drugs activated by laser light for mucosal ablation. Porfimer sodium PDT has been used extensively with proven long-term efficacy

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GERD- Immune Reaction or Acid Burn?

Contrary to current thinking, a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) might not develop as a direct result of acidic digestive juices burning the esophagus… Let’s say that

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Non-toxic Esophageal Cancer Therapy

These data suggest that Notch signaling inhibition is a novel mechanism of action for curcumin during therapeutic intervention in esophageal cancer Prognosis for esophageal cancer patients depends on

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